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Chelsea: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Chelsea comes up short in its attempts to innovate the conventional talk show format -- and even worse, it frequently fails to be smart or funny.


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Comedian Chelsea Handler travels the globe and sits down with celebrity guests to discuss such topics as international cultures; alternative lifestyles; education; health; sports; parenting; politics; and more.


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Critic Reviews for Chelsea: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

It's a big gamble for Netflix, but also a welcome reprieve from the current late-night landscape.

January 18, 2017 | Full Review…

If Handler's new show isn't exactly breaking the mold quite yet, this early offering is unexpected in an entirely different way: its host is salty and acerbic as ever, but Chelsea is surprisingly earnest and heartfelt-even, dare I say, mushy?

September 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The idea is that Handler hopes to learn a lot from her new show, though her own rapping to end it is the most embarrassing. Still, not breaking for commercials makes all the difference.

May 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Yes, this is what we've been waiting for: a talk show that is proud to be even dumber than Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

May 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Curiosity and insecurity -- this is not the worst way to begin a talk show.

May 11, 2016 | Full Review…

By the end of the episode, Ms. Handler was standing on the set's revolving table, rapping in front of Pitbull. It was excruciating.

May 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chelsea: Season 1

Chelsea does a great job at morphing itself around its bland and obnoxious host, followed by failed attempts to make entertainig jokes or though-provoking commentary. Though a highlight here and there, this talk show is nothing more than the definition of something skippable.


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